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English citations of per se
English sense: as such
- a. 1998, anonymous conversationalists, quoted in, 1998, Tom Chiarella, Writing Dialogue, Story Press, ISBN 9781884910326, page 12:
- I take photographs. But I'm not a photographer.
- Per se.
- Right. Not per se.
- 2003, Laura Lippman, Every Secret Thing, Avon, ISBN 0060506687, page 309:
- Once the state police made it clear that they did not believe his story […] the boy was asked why he had done it.
- "I'm not sure," he answered with a small sigh. "I didn't really have a plan per se."
- 2008, Jesse Kellerman, The Genius, Putnam, ISBN 9780399154591, page 54:
- I spooled out a lot of textbook stuff on Jean Dubuffet, Art Brut, the anticultural movement. "Usually we're referring to work created by prisoners, children, and the insane, and I'm not sure that Cracke was any of those, per se."
- 2008, Joe McGinniss, Jr., The Delivery Man, Grove/Atlantic, ISBN 9780802170422, page 18:
- But she still has weekly appointments with the woman who helped her make the decision about the Summerlin house, and who Michelle insists is not an astrologer per se and who she strongly suggests Chase meet because—like Michelle—his Saturn will be in return soon, too, and that may explain a lot.